Dear TTRA-Canada members, After an all-around very tight race between a slate of strong candidates, the ballots have been validated and the election results are in! I’m pleased to announce that the new members joining the Board of Directors in January 2019 will be: Maria Banyai, George Brown College Vanessa Killeen, Kantar TNS Angela Wu, Tourism Vancouver I am also pleased to confirm that Frederic Dimanche from Ryerson University was re-elected for a second term to the TTRA Canada Board of Directors. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped garner nominations as well as all of the vote-casting members for participating in the election. The 2019 TTRA Canada Board of Directors are shown below. You can access their contact information on the TTRA Canada website. Jason Dunkel, Chair of the Board and Nominations Committee READ eCommunication … [Read more...] about Introducing Your TTRA Canada Chapter 2019 Board of Directors
Information and Communication Technologies at Festivals Special issue call for papers from the International Journal of Event and Festival Management Guest Editors Dr. Christine M. Van Winkle, University of Manitoba, Canada - Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Kelly J. MacKay, Ryerson University, Canada Context Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have transformed communication in all life domains (Poushter 2016). Technology-mediated experiences are changing the festivalscape as festivals integrate hardware, software, netware, and humanware into the attendee experience (Neuhofer, Buhalis & Ladkin 2014; Robertson, Yeoman, Smith & McMahon-Beattie 2015; Van Winkle, MacKay, & Halpenny 2018). ICT has been used at festivals for utilitarian and hedonic purposes yet little is known about the implications for the events, attendees, volunteers, and other stakeholders. ICT integration … [Read more...] about Special Issue Call for Papers from the International Journal of Event and Festival Management
The TTRA Board of Directors is calling for nominations of potential candidates to join the Board of the Canada Chapter. All members in good standing can nominate a candidate, and a vote of the membership will follow to determine the successful officers for the positions. There are 4 open Board of Director positions starting January 1, 2019. READ eCOMMUNICATION … [Read more...] about TTRA Canada Board of Directors Call for Nominations
TTRA Canada Conference Preliminary Schedule Online The preliminary program for the TTRA Canada Conference is now online. Click HERE to view. Regular Pricing Ends August 31! Registration for our annual chapter conference is ongoing. Don't miss out! Take advantage of our Regular pricing before it expires on August 31! Register for 2018 TTRA Canada Conference. VISIT WEBSITE … [Read more...] about TTRA Canada Conference Preliminary Schedule Online | Regular Pricing Ends August 31!
Understanding & Leveraging the LGBTQ Tourism Market LGBTQ travel is one of the most lucrative, yet challenging, niche travel markets. But when you understand this market, the opportunities are limitless. In this session, participants will learn all of the basics of LGBTQ travel, from both a Canadian and an international perspective. The conversation will address: Who are LGBTQ travellers generally and what motivates them in their travel decisions The latest data about LGBTQ travel Destination experiences and marketing strategies Travel industry best practices What Canada’s travel community is doing to market and welcome LGBTQtravellers Speaker: Jason A. Kingsley, Program Lead, Event Management at Bow Valley College READ eCOMMUNICATION … [Read more...] about TTRA Canada Conference Closing Speaker Announcement | Regular Pricing Ends August 31!